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Dr Cher Li

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MSc (Leicester), Higher Education Academy Training Certificate (University of Glasgow), PhD (Glasgow), Harvard Business School Training Certificate (Imperial College London)
Associate Professor in Industrial Economics

Division: Industrial Economics and Finance
E-mail: Cher.Li@nottingham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8231397
Location: C35 (South Building, Jubilee Campus)

Since 2013 Cher has been an Associate Professor in Industrial Economics in the Division of Economics and Finance at NUBS. Prior to joining Nottingham, Cher worked in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at Imperial College Business School, University of Strathclyde and University of Glasgow. She is a Research Fellow in the Nottingham Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (University of Nottingham), and also a Research Associate in the Centre for Business Research (CBR) at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Cher has undertaken research on a number of projects funded by research councils and/or government departments in the UK (e.g., the Economic and Social Research Council, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK Trade and Investment, Scottish Enterprise), consulted broadly for government departments and independent agencies, and additionally served on the steering groups for several UK government's projects in innovation, intellectual property and internationalisation.

Dr Li's primary areas of research focus on business innovation, intellectual property rights, technology standards, international trade and firm performance such as productivity and growth, and thus particularly welcomes PhD applications in these areas.

Administrative Roles
Deputy Academic Lead for Accreditation
I am module convenor of the following modules:


Undergraduate

Economics of Innovation (N12612)
International Firms (N12208)


Details of all modules can be found in the Module Catalogue


External Exminerships & Validations
2017 - 2017    Aston Business School, external examiner of PhD thesis
Current Research Activities
Dr Cher Li has research interests in a range of areas in applied microeconomics, industrial organisation, business economics and strategy, in particular, on issues around business innovation, intellectual property, technology standards, international trade etc.

She has undertaken research on a number of projects funded by research councils and/or government departments (e.g. ESRC, BIS, UKTI), empirically evaluating the impact of university-industry linkages, quantifying the contribution of exporting to the UK productivity growth, investigating the links between exporting, innovation and productivity at micro level, assessing the effectiveness of innovation support programmes and industrial policies, and so on.

Published Work: Highlights
     "Knowledge Spillovers and Sources of Knowledge in the Manufacturing Sector: Literature Review and Empirical Evidence for the UK" (report to the Government Office for Science and Foresight, 2013, Department for Business Innovation & Skills)
     "Internationalisation Evidence Review" (with R. Harris, report to Scottish Enterprise, 2009)
     "Firm Level Empirical Study of the Contribution of Exporting to UK Productivity Growth" (with R. Harris, report to UKTI, 2007)
International Collaborations, Organisation & Contributions
2013 - Ongoing    Research Fellow at the Nottingham Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP), University of Nottingham
2017 - 2017    Do Standards Inform or Constrain Innovation' invited talk at 4th Annual Research Roundtable on Patents and Technology standards, Searle Centre, Northwestern Univeristy, US. May.
2017 - 2017    Invited talk at Fifth Annual Research Roundtable on Patents and Technology Standards, Searle Centre, Northwestern Unviersity, USA, May.
2011 - 2011    Finalist for the Schumpeter Best Paper Prize, EMAEE conference (European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics), Pisa, Italy
2010 - 2011    Member of the steering group for the UKTI's FDI and UK Intellectual Property project, UK Trade & Investment
2009 - 2010    Member of the steering group for the UKTI\'s Trade in Services project, UK Trade & Investment
 

Publications prior to 2005



Publications prior to 2005

Discussion Papers

Faggian, A.; Li, C.; Comunian, A. 0, "The 'Creativity' and Mobility of Graduate Human Capital in the UK: Evidence from the UK Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey.", School of Geography, Univ. of Southampton Working Paper..

Laursen, K.; Salter, A.; Li, C. 0, " Protection Myopia: Managerial Views Towards Intellectual Property and the Implications for Innovative Performance.", Imperial College Business School Discussion paper..



Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Demirel, P.; Li, Q.C.; Rentocchini, F.; Tamvada, J.P. (2017), "Born to Be Green: New Insights into the Economics and Management of Green Entrepreneurship", Small Business Economics, forthcoming 2017.

Faggian, A.; Comunian, A.; Li, Q. C, (2014), "Interregional Migration of human creative capital: the strange case of "Bohemian Graduates"", Geoforum, Vol.55, pp. 33-42.

Harris, R.; Li, Q. C; Moffat, J. (2013), "The Impact of Higher Education Institution-Firm Knowledge Links on Establishment-level Productivity in British Regions", The Manchester School, Vol.81 (2), pp. 143-162, doi: 10.111/j.1467-9957.2011.02276.x.

Harris, R.; Li, Q. C, (2012), "Export-market dynamics and firm-level productivity: Evidence for UK tradable sectors", Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol.21 (3), pp. 649-670.

Tether, B.; Li, Q. C; Mina, A. (2012), "Knowledge-bases, places, spatial configurations and the performance of knowledge-intensive professional service firms", Journal of Economic Geography, Vol.12 (5), pp. 969-1001.

Harris, R.; Li, Q. C, (2011), "Participation in Export Markets and the Role of R&D: Establishment-Level Evidence from the UK Community Innovation Survey 2005", Applied Economics, Vol.43 (23), pp. 3007-2020.

Harris, R.; Li, Q. C, (2011), "The Determinants of Firm Exit from Exporting: Evidence for the UK", International Journal of the Economic of Business, Vol.18 (3), pp. 381-397.

Harris, R.; Li, Q. C; Moffat, J. (2011), "The Impact of Higher Education Institution-Firm Knowledge Links on Firms-level Productivity in Britain", Applied Economics Letters, Vol.18 (13), pp. 1243-1246.

Comunian, A.; Faggian, A.; Li, Q. C, (2010), "Unrewarded Careers in the Creative Class: The Strange Case of Bohemian Graduates", Papers in Regional Science, Vol.89 (2), pp. 389-410.

Harris, R.; Li, Q. C, (2010), "Exporting and the Probability of Firm Closure: Evidence for the UK", Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol.57, pp. 145-168.

Faggian, A.; Li, C.; Wright, R. (2009), "Graduate Migration Flows in Scotland", Fraser of Allander Institute Economic Commentary, Vol.33 (1), pp. 35=42.

Harris, R.; Li, C. (2009), "Exporting, R&D and absorptive capacity in UK establishments", Oxford Economic Papers, Vol.61 (1), pp. 74-103.

Harris, R.; Li, C.; Trainor, M. (2009), "Is a higher rate of R&D tax credit a panacea for low levels of R&D in disadvantaged regions?", Research Policy, Vol.38 (1), pp. 192-205.

Harris, R.; Li, C. (2008), "Evaluating the Contribution of Exporting to UK Productivity Growth: Some Microeconomic Evidence", World Economy, Vol.31 (2), pp. 212-235.



Chapters in Books

Li, Q. C; Bascavusoglu-Moreau, E. (2014), "knowledge Spillovers and Sources of Knowledge in the Manufacturing Sector: Literature Review and Empirical Evidence for the UK", in Hughes A (ed) The Future of UK Manufacturing: Scenario Analysis, Financial Markets and Industrial Policy, Cambridge: UK IRC.

Li, C.; Girma, S. (2008), "FDI and Labour Demand Adjustment to Factor Prices and Demand Shocks in the UK Manufacturing Industry", in Harrison, B (ed) Foreign Direct Investment. 4th Quarter, New York: Nova Science Publishers.



Conferences

Li, C. 2017, "Paper Discussion on Market for Technology", in Annual Research Roundtable on Patents and Technology Standards, Searle Centre, Northwestern University, USA.

Nasirov, S.; Li, C.; Thompson, S. 2017, "Managerial Aspects of Differentiation Strategy: Evidence From the Analysis of Trademark Statistics", in Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference, Milan.

Li, Q. C. 2016, "The Standards and Innovation Nexus", in UK Innovation Survey Users Group Launch, Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), UK.

Li, Q. C.; Windrum, P. 2016, "Do Standards Inform or Constrain Innovation", in Annual Research Roundtable on Patents and Technology Standards, Searle Centre, Northwestern University, USA.

Nasirov, S.; Li, C.; Thompson, S. 2016, "Managerial Aspects of Differentiation Strategy: Evidence from the Analysis of Trademark Statistics", in European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) Annual Conference, Oxford University.

Lausen, K.; Salter, A.; Li, Q. C, 2013, "Protection Myopia Managerial Views Towards Intellectual Property and the implications for Innovative Performance", at The DRUID Society Annual Conference, ESADE Business School, Barcelona.

Li, Q. C; Tether, B.; Mina, A.; Wennberg, K. 2011, "The Dynamics of Professional Services Internationalization: A Longitudinal Study of UK Engineering Consultancies", at Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, USA.

Li, Q. C; Tether, B.; Mina, A.; Wennberg, K. 2011, "Drivers of international expansion amongst knowledge-intensive professional service firms: Insight from a longitudinal study of UK Engineering.Consultancies", at EMAEE (European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy. Feburary, Shortlisted for the Schumpeter Best Paper Prize.

Li, Q. C; Tether, B.; Mina, A.; Wennberg, K. 2011, "The Dynamics of Professional Services Internationalization", at 9th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference Northeastern Univ., Boston. USA.

Li, Q. C; Tether, B.; Mina, A.; Wennberg, K. 2011, "Internationalization amongst Professional Service Firms: A Study of UK Engineering Consultancies", at The DRUID Society Conference, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, June,.

Harris, R.; Li, Q. C; Moffat, J. 2010, "The Impact of Higher Education Institution-firm knowledge links on firm-level productivity in Britain", at Universities and their Regional Conference, Edinburgh, UK.

Li, Q. C, 2010, "UK-IRC and AIM workshop on Innovation and Practices in Professional Services", at Imperial College Business School, March.

Li, Q. C; Tether, B.; Mina, A.; Wennberg, K. 2010, "The International Expansion of Professional Service Firms: A Longitudinal Study of UK Engineering Consulting Firms", at International Workshop on the Role of Business Services for Innovation, Internationalisation and Growth, Univ of Rome La Sapienza, Italy.

Faggian, A.; Li, C.; Wright, R. 2009, "Graduate Mirgration Flows: Exporting Human Capital", at Conference on Higher Education - Making a Difference to Economies and Communities, Belfast.

Faggian, A.; Li, C.; Wright, R. 2009, "Graduate Migration Flows: Exporting Human Capital", at 7th Triple Helix Conference, Univ, of Strathclyde, Glasgow, June.

Faggian, A.; Li, C.; Wright, R. 2008, "The Retention of Graduate Human Capital: An Analysis of Graduate Migration Flows in and Out of Scotland", at Proceedings of the 48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association, Liverpool, UK.

Faggian, A.; Li, C.; Wright, R. 2008, "Regional Migration Flows in Scotland: Are Graduates the Leading Edge.", at XXII Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics, UCL, London,.

Faggian, A.; Li, C.; Wright, R. 2008, "Regional Migration Flows in Scotland: Are Graduates the Leading Edge.", at Proceedings of the Scottish Economic Society Annual Conference, Perth, U.K.,.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2008, "Learning-by-Exporting? Firm-Level Evidence for UK Manufacturing and Services Sectors.", at Proceedings of the International Conference on Policy Modeling, Berlin, Germany,.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2008, "Learning-by-Exporting? Firm-Level Evidence for UK Manufacturing and Services Sectors.", at Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics Annual Conference, Dunblane, Scotland.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2007, "Exporting, R&D and Absorptive Capacity in U.K. Establishments: Evidence from the 2001 Community Innovation Survey.", at Proceedings of the Royal Economic Society Conference 2007, Warwick, England, April,.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2007, "Export-Market Entry and the Role of R&D in Britain.", at Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics Annual Conference, Dunblane, Scotland.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2006, "Exporting, R&D and Absorptive Capacity in U.K. Establishments.", at Proceedings of the International Conference on Policy Modeling, Hong Kong, China.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2006, "Exporting, R&D and Absorptive Capacity in U.K. Establishments: Evidence from the 2001 Community Innovation Survey.", at Proceedings of the Scottish Economic Society Annual Conference, Perth, Scotland, 2006.

Li, C. 2006, "12th UK Stata Users Group meeting, London".

Harris, R.; Li, C.; Robinson, C. 2005, "The Productivity Impact of Skills in English Manufacturing, 2001: Evidence from Plant-Level Matched Data.", at Proceedings of the Comparative Analysis of Enterprise (Micro) Data (CAED) Conference 2005, Cardiff, U.K.



Discussion Papers

Faggian, A.; Li, C.; Wright, R. 2009, " Graduate Migration Flows: Importing and Exporting Human Capital.", Department of Economics Working Paper, Univ. of Strathclyde.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2007, "Learning-By-Exporting? Firm-Level Evidence for UK Manufacturing and Services Sectors.", Discussion Paper 2007-22, Dept. of Economics, Univ. of Glasgow,.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2006, "Exporting, R&D and Absorptive Capacity in UK Establishments: Evidence from the 2001 Community Innovation Survey,", Paper 2006-19, Dept, of Economics, Univ, of Glasgow..

Harris, R.; Li, C.; Robinson, C. 2006, " The Productivity Impact of Skills in English Manufacturing, 2001: Evidence from Plant-Level Matched Data.", Paper 2006-16, Dept. of Economics,.

Li, C.; Girma, S. 2006, "Exporting, FDI, and Labour Demand Adjustment: Evidence from the UK Manufacturing.", Paper 2006-18, Dept. of Economics, Univ. of Glasgow..



Reports for external body

Li, Q. C; Tether, B. 2010, "Design Services Market: Insights from the Design Industry Survey 2009 and Design Use Survey 2008", in Report for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2009, "Internationalisation Evidence Review.", in (report to Scottish Enterprise, 2009).

Li, C.; Tether, B. 2009, " Design Services Market - Insights from the Design Industry Survey 2009 and Design Use Survey 2008", in Report for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2007, "Born Global' Companies: Evidence from FAME and CIS.", in report to UKTI, 2007.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2007, "Determinants of Exit from Exporting.", in (report to UKTI, 2007).

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2007, "Firm Level Empirical Study of the Contribution of Exporting to UK Productivity Growth.", in (report to UKTI.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2007, "Defining 'High Value' and 'Good Value' Quality Projects.", in report to UKTI, 2007.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2006, " Establishment Level Empirical Study of Links between Exporting, Innovation and Productivity - CIS4", in Report to UKTI,.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2006, "Review of the Literature: Causal Links between Innovation and International Trade and Investment.", in report to UKTI.

Harris, R.; Li, C.; Trainor, M. 2006, " Assessing the Case for a Higher Rate of R&D Tax Credit in Northern Ireland (report to Economic.", in Economic Research Institute of Northern Ireland, Monographs - No. 10..

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2005, "Longitudinal Microdata Study of Business Support Programmes and Intermediary Organisations.", in Report to DTI, 2005).

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2005, "Review of the Literature: The Role of International Trade and Investment in Business Growth and Development.", in report to UKTI.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2005, " Establishment Level Empirical Study of Links between Exporting, Innovation and Productivity)", in report to UKTI.

 

 

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